The Canes have an old but new face back on the ice this season, Justin Williams.
Williams was a key factor in Carolina's Stanley Cup in 2006. After Friday's practice, Williams reflected on being back on the ice at PNC and back in the locker room.
"It doesn't seem like yesterday but it doesn't seem that far away," he said.
Cam Ward discussed his competition with Scott Darling for the starting goaltender position. Ward said he and Darling will lean on and push each other to put Carolina in the best possible position come game one.
Coach Bill Peters said he liked the energy his team showed on day one. He said he is glad to finally be on the ice and see the team come together.